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Motivation Monday: How Do You Seize Your Day? Go.

There is no right or wrong answer here. Sometimes, something as simple as a cup of coffee is living in the moment. Carpe Diem.

This was a topic of conversation between a couple of friends a few days ago – and it got me thinking. It also got me listening:

  • Having a plan – any plan
  • Enjoying the feeling of the unknown
  • The thought of another weekend
  • The thought of a brand new day
  • Running/exercising every morning
  • Earning another dollar
  • Fortunate to have a job
  • Doing something nice for someone each day
  • Travel plans
  • Blogging and inspiring others, no matter how small
  • Being grateful for having family and friends
  • Roof over our heads
  • Witnessing endless sunrises and sunsets
  • Working towards a job promotion
  • Living life

These are just some of the mixed answers that were thrown around. Hearing these answers got me out of my rut. Everyone goes through a phase where nothing seems to go right; or you’re full of self doubt; or questioning the lemons that life keeps hurling your way. The last few weeks has been a challenge in more ways than one, and I guess I needed a motivational kick up the arse to get me out of my rut.

So tell me, how do you make the most of your present moment? How do you seize your day?


Feature Image Flickr Mike Gifford and Inset Image oklanica – both under Creative Commons license agreement


  1. G’day Ailene,
    Your question couldn’t have come to me on a better day, Tuesday, the one day of the week I am completely alone in one sense, Hubby is off baby sitting grandchildren from 7am-7pm, As I no longer drive I get to spend the whole day with our four legged, fur or feathered friends,of which we have many, I can do uninterpreted house work, read all day, write poetry or just potter in the garden, then last but not least, no cooking, he brings home my favourite pizza for tea, So I vote for Tuesday to win the Gold Logie. 🙂

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    • I love this response =) More often, some of the simplest things in life is what gets us through the day/week. Tuesday for the Gold, Silver & Bronze Logie hahah

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  2. Many small ways when I’m not travelling! The main one being reading things that I can learn something from, from travel articles to science journals! When I’m travelling, well…then the day is seized without me even noticing it 🙂

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    • Unexpected seizing of the day is always brilliant =) haha

      Care to share some of your fave travel articles?? Always looking out for inspiration =)


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